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Barents, Willem

Born: 1550 AD
Died: 1597 AD
Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Explorer

Willem Barents is an Dutch navigator.

1594 – He left Amsterdam with two ships to search for a northeast passage to eastern Asia.

1595 – Barents commanded another expedition of seven ships, which made for the strait between the Asiatic coast and Vaygach Island.

1597 – Willem Barents died 20th of June in the Arctic Ocean.

The Barents Sea and Barents Region were both named after him.